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Auteur du fil: Tina Vonhof

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 08:36
Membre (2006)
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Sep 15

I have been a Proz member for twenty years. Since about a year, I have to log in every time instead of staying logged in as it was before. Now, since a few weeks, I have to prove each time that I'm an intelligent human being by picking out pictures of bicycles, traffic lights, cross-walks, or whatever before being granted the privilege of logging in. Is that really necessary? Am I wrong to find that insulting?

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writeaway  Identity Verified
français vers anglais
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Don't think it's intentional but it's certainly not normal Sep 15

I think you should report this to the site staff. I doubt if anyone is intentionally doubting you but I understand your annoyance and anger. Websites can have really weird behaviour.

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expressisverbis
Portugal
Local time: 15:36
Membre (2015)
anglais vers portugais
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The same here Sep 15

I was faced with that (new) situation for a few times.
When I run my antivirus and all the passwords are cleaned, I have to login and to prove I am not an "alien" I have to follow those same annoying steps.
It can be insulting, because I feel I went back to my childhood every time I need to pick the right picture concerned... I feel like a child playing with a brain-teaser.
Can we just know the reason for applying this tight control? Is it necessary?
Many thanks, Proz!


 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:36
Membre (2006)
espagnol vers néerlandais
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Till sofar, so good Sep 15

Tina Vonhof wrote:

I have been a Proz member for twenty years. Since about a year, I have to log in every time instead of staying logged in as it was before. Now, since a few weeks, I have to prove each time that I'm an intelligent human being by picking out pictures of bicycles, traffic lights, cross-walks, or whatever before being granted the privilege of logging in. Is that really necessary? Am I wrong to find that insulting?


Haven't experienced it yet (thank god), but Proz is changing (new business model?). Like all those advertisements for example in between so many threads (actually see under this thread).

Maybe they don't like your photo? (joke!)

[Edited at 2020-09-15 20:24 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-09-15 20:26 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-09-15 21:42 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-09-15 21:43 GMT]


 

Michele Fauble  Identity Verified
États-Unis
Local time: 07:36
Membre (2006)
norvégien vers anglais
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Very annoying Sep 15

Tina Vonhof wrote:

Now, since a few weeks, I have to prove each time that I'm an intelligent human being by picking out pictures of bicycles, traffic lights, cross-walks, or whatever before being granted the privilege of logging in.


I have had to do the same for the last couple of weeks. This can’t be necessary since I’ve been logging in for years without having to play this “game”.


 

Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
États-Unis
Local time: 10:36
allemand vers anglais
Having a similar problem in general Sep 15

Off an on I've been getting a message "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot", followed by a CAPTCHA verification page with images.

I've assumed that it's a browser (Firefox) problem, or somehow related to the VPN I've been using. My antivirus definitions are up-to-date, so a virus probably isn't the cause.


 

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 08:36
Membre (2006)
néerlandais vers anglais
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AUTEUR DU FIL
Not just me Sep 15

Good to know it isn't just me. I submitted a support request and received the usual answer: blame the victim, in this case my browser. I have used Firefox as long as I have owned a computer. It has actually saved my proz login and cookies, so that can't be the problem.

Please, if you have experienced the same thing, submit a support request, so the staff gets the message that there is a problem on this website.


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Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 08:36
Membre (2006)
néerlandais vers anglais
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AUTEUR DU FIL
Photo Sep 16

[quote]Robert Rietvelt wrote:

Haven't experienced it yet (thank god), but Proz is changing (new business model?). Like all those advertisements for example in between so many threads (actually see under this thread).

Maybe they don't like your photo? [quote]

Problem solved: I need a new photo. Thanks for the suggestion!


 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:36
Membre (2006)
espagnol vers néerlandais
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@ Tina Sep 16

[quote]Tina Vonhof wrote:

[quote]Robert Rietvelt wrote:

Haven't experienced it yet (thank god), but Proz is changing (new business model?). Like all those advertisements for example in between so many threads (actually see under this thread).

Maybe they don't like your photo?


Problem solved: I need a new photo. Thanks for the suggestion!




 

Daryo
Royaume-Uni
Local time: 15:36
serbe vers anglais
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If it's any consolation to you Sep 17

in one browser (and only in that one) in one of my computers I can't log in AT ALL - I don't even get to see silly pictures to chose from. Every time I just get sent back to the login page. Couldn't figure out which setting was wrong - gave up at the end.

On the same computer in another browser I can stay logged-in in Proz for months - no problems.

On other computers - no problems staying logged-in for ages - in any browser.

Maybe a setting that changed whe
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in one browser (and only in that one) in one of my computers I can't log in AT ALL - I don't even get to see silly pictures to chose from. Every time I just get sent back to the login page. Couldn't figure out which setting was wrong - gave up at the end.

On the same computer in another browser I can stay logged-in in Proz for months - no problems.

On other computers - no problems staying logged-in for ages - in any browser.

Maybe a setting that changed when you updated your browser, maybe the result of "improvement" in the Proz site code - difficult to know.
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